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Your Will is our future

Thank you for considering a Gift-in-Will to The Hutchins School. We are deeply grateful for gifts of any size. Every gift is important, and there is no minimum amount for a bequest.

The Hutchins School was established with funds raised by prominent members of the Hobart Town community in memory of The Venerable William Hutchins, the first Archdeacon of Van Diemen’s Land. Since then, our community has continued that tradition by honouring what Hutchins means to them, their families and their loved ones through bequests. Many facilities at the School would not exist without generous past community support.

The 1846 Society

The 1846 Society has been established to acknowledge and honour those who have confirmed their intention to include The Hutchins School in their Will. These gifts help shape the School to become a leading educational institution for boys, and encourages further members of the Hutchins family to do the same.

Members receive an exclusive 1846 Society pin as well as invitations to Hutchins special events, including the annual 1846 Society Lunch. Membership also includes subscriptions to our Magenta and Black and Virtus magazines.

Letting us know if you have confirmed a Gift-in-Will is important. By informing Hutchins of your intention to leave a bequest we can acknowledge and thank you in your lifetime. It also allows us to ensure that your wishes are carried out.

Creating your own Will

If you wish to create your own Will, there are now some easy and affordable options online. We have recently partnered with Safewill to offer a special discount to our parents, alumni and friends.

Explore your options

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your plans or ideas confidentially, please get in touch.

  • Robert Dick (’53)

    What I learnt at school has enabled me to appreciate things as I’ve got older. That’s why I care about its future – I want to give to make a difference to the boys.

    Robert Dick (’53)
  • Lyn and Brian Kemp (’52)

    Hutchins’ values have helped shape everything we do. Now is the time for gratitude and to give something back.

    Lyn and Brian Kemp (’52)
  • Malcolm Ward (’76)

    I was pleased to leave a bequest for Hutchins in my Will, to be applied to a sports-related award in memory of my late father, Harry. He was an accomplished footballer and cricketer both at school and afterwards, and a very hard worker. Both he and I obtained great starts at Hutchins which served us for the rest of our working lives.

    Malcolm Ward (’76)
  • Dr Charles Haward (’11),  P H Rockett Scholarship recipient and Resident Medical Officer at Royal Hobart Hospital

    In addition to providing me with countless opportunities to excel in my academic pursuits, my years at Hutchins exposed me to unique and remarkable experiences outside the classroom, challenges which have shaped who I am today.

    Dr Charles Haward (’11), P H Rockett Scholarship recipient and Resident Medical Officer at Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Simon Bamford (’70)

    I owe a lot to the school it the way I’ve lived my life. In addition to my parents, my education at Hutchins made me what I am. So, when I made my Will, after thinking about my family, I thought of other organisations I wanted to consider – and naturally The Hutchins School was forefront in my mind.

    Simon Bamford (’70)

For more information about how you can support The Hutchins School through a Gift-in-Will, please contact our Gifts-in-Wills specialist Mrs Anna Beattie on +61 3 6221 4239 or

The Hutchins Foundation logo

We thank and acknowledge the giving of former members of The Hutchins Foundation for their support of The Hutchins School. We are very grateful for the significant contribution of the Foundation, and the School looks forward to continuing that good work for the benefit of the boys.

We strive to provide opportunities for boys to become their best by sharing the experience of a Hutchins education with students that may not otherwise have the opportunity. We invite you to contact our Advancement Office on 03 6221 4239 or at and we will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry.